Saturday, 7 January 2012

Arnold Ridley - Born Today In 1896

Dad's Army's own Private Godfrey Arnold Ridley was born today in 1896.

Before joining the ranks of Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard Arnold lead a very active life as a stage-writer, actor, teacher and a soldier serving in both World Wars.

Arnold was probably most famous for writing The Ghost Train, a play which is still widely performed today but unfortunately a play he didn't make a lot of money from.

Arnold's son Nicolas, recently wrote a biography of Arnold's life entitled Godfrey's Ghost.

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